Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks. People who have severe sciatica that’s associated with significant leg weakness or bowel or bladder changes might be candidates for surgery.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and bio-mechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
Instructions for Massage Therapy Appointments for Students:
Download & or Fill out the First Time Intake Form for Riktr PRO Massage on the Forms link @ the top of the forms page link.
E-Mail to ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or bring the printed form with you to your appointment.
Call 805-637-7482 or text Riktr PRO Massage to schedule an appointment. (please include your name, times that you are available and a brief statement as to why you’re calling).
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The following factors are linked to a higher risk of developing low back pain:
A mentally stressful job
Pregnancy – pregnant women are much more likely to get back pain
A sedentary lifestyle
Age – older adults are more susceptible than young adults or children
Gender – back pain is more common among females than males
Obesity and overweight
Strenuous physical exercise (especially if not done properly)
Strenuous physical work.
Unplanned weight loss.
Blood in the stool or urine.
Progressive numbness or weakness in the legs.
Inability to urinate or have a bowel movement.
Loss of bowel/bladder control.
Pain at night.